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Import and transcode Panasonic SD80 AVCHD MTS to iMovie on Mac

Import and transcode Panasonic SD80 AVCHD MTS to iMovie on Mac


Cameras and camcorders have became more and more popular in recent years. Canon, Sony and Panasonic has produced many excellent camcorders, you may have got one, such as Panasonic SD80, now you want to edit SD80 AVCHD MTS videos in iMovie on Mac, but iMovie can’t import AVCHD MTS files. There is a solution, of course, to help you transfer AVCHD MTS footage to iMovie. The next few steps will show you how to do with Panasonic AVCHD MTS shootings before importing the Panasonic MTS footage to iMovie.


Before processing, you’re suggested to transfer AVCHD MTS clips from Panasonic SD80 camcorder to Mac computer.


Guide: Transcode/Convert Panasonic AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes Intermediate Codec for iMovie editing


Step 1. Launch the Pavtube Mac AVCHD MTS to iMovie Converter. Click “Add” and browse to a Panasonic. AVCHD MTS clip and the software will add it to file list. Repeat the operation to load multiple AVCHD MTS videos.


Step 2. Click on “Format” and choose “iMovie > Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov)”.


Step 3. Click “Convert” to start converting Panasonic SD80 AVCHD MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec videos for iMovie.


After conversion click “Open” to find .mov videos and import converted .mov files to iMovie for editing. Now, you may have known how to put Panasonic SD80 AVCHD MTS in iMovie for editing, just use SD80 AVCHD MTS to AIC converter, you will not have iMovie import and editing problems any more, just have a try.

  • vivian58 Amateur 12 posts since
    May 14, 2012

    How to Load/Import Pasasonic TM700/TM900 50p/60p AVCHD videos into iMovie for editing

    Panasonic HDC-TM700 is a camcorder introduced in early 2010 that is able to shoot 1080p 50/60P videos in AVCHD format. Generally the TM700 is proposed with 1080/50p (Full HD 1920x1080 with 50 progressive recording) in Europe, and 1080/60p (full HD 1920x1080 with 60 progressive recording) in America. As the successor to the lauded HDC-TM700,Panasonic HDC-TM900 offers the same fantastic video performance as its predecessor, particularly with its widely-praised 1080/60p mode.

    With Panasonic TM700/TM900 cameras, you can take it to shoot full HD videos. However, bad news is currently the Panasonic 1080p 50p/60P AVCHD format is nearly impossible to be directly loaded to iMovie for editing. So how to solve those problems when you want to import Panasonic TM700/TM900 AVCHD files to iMovie for editing? As far as I know, the best method is to transcode Panasonic AVCHD footages to iMovie native formats (e.g. Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) encoded .mov format). To help those who wanna edit Panasonic TM700/TM900 50/60p MTS videos in iMovie without crashing and rendering, here I will throw this quick guide up on how to convert Panasonic AVCHD to Apple ProRes and then load the encoded 1080p 50/60p AVCHD files into iMovie for editing.

    Required Software:

    Pavtube's MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac - a top Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac users.

    The Mac Panasonic 50/60p Video to iMovie Converter is an easy to use yet professional AVCHD Converter on Mac OS X which can not only transcode Panasonic TM700/TM900 AVCHD files to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the program can also convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc. Below is how. If you have the same problem about editing Panasonic TM700/TM900 AVCHD videos in iMovie, check out the brief guide below.

    Guide - Convert/Load Panasonic TM900/TM900 AVCHD to AIC for iMovie editing smoothly on Mac

    Note: If you wanna import the 1080 50/60P AVCHD recorded from Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A57/A65/A77 to iMovie for editing, check out the guide on how to edit Sony 1080 50/60P MTS in iMovie under Mac OS.

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  • Violet18 Pro 194 posts since
    Aug 27, 2012

    Transcode Panasonic LX7 MTS to FCP 7/X with ProRes codec

    Summary: Follow the guide below to know how to Convert LX7 AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro 7/X on Mountain Lion.

    "Hello we captured footage with the Panasonic LX7 camera, transfered the video files onto an external drive. We’re now trying to import those AVCHD files into Final Cut Pro 7 but it seems they are not supported… how do you import them?"

    Recently, I have received many customer feedback problems described above. Through Google search, I also found that many people have the same problem – about "how to import LX7 AVCHD files to FCP without quality loss?" So I want to write a solution based on this problem, look forward to helping more people.

    As we know, AVCHD format is not well to use on Mac OS or FCP software, for Final Cut editing, the best format is Apple prores codec MOV format, so what we need to do is to convert LX7 AVCHD MTS files to prores codec, and then we can use LX7 recorded video smoothly in FCP 7/X on Mac Mountain without problems.

    The following is the detailed steps:

    Step 1: Load Panasonic LX7 AVCHD files to converter.

    Download, install and run Pavtube AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac. Connect and stream Panasonic LX7 AVCHD files to Mac for convert AVCHD to ProRes and Edit ProRes in Final Cut Pro.

    Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 as Output video format.

    Click and Choose Format > Final Cut Pro> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format to convert LX7 AVCHD to ProRes. It’s the best LX7 video format for editing in Final Cut Pro.

    Step 3:You can click settings button to customize the output parameters, such as codec, resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc.

    Step 4: Convert Panasonic LX7 footage to ProRes 422 for FCP.

    Click "Convert" button, start transcoding LX7 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP 7/X and keep high quality.

    After conversion, you can import and Edit LX7 AVCHD files in FCP 7/X without rendering on Mac.


    You can find more solutions for your Panasonic MTS files in MTS column, and you can participate the buy one get oneactivity on pavtube website now.

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